Nikki BellaYou shouldn’t rush to get married. 

Although the WWE legend is happily married to Artem Chigvintsev since Nov. 2019, she explained during CelebHomes News Daily Pop on Feb. 28 that her outlook on marriage changed after she and the Dancing With the Stars pro welcomed their first child together, son MatteoIt was 18 months old.

Nikki revealed that Matteo became my son and I raised him. “I know there are things that Artem wants too—like he really wants his parents there—but also, overall, I don’t want my son to go through a divorce.”

There’s also her past and “everything I’ve been through” to consider, especially since so much of her life has been “very public,” Nikki noted. Although she did not go into details, Nikki said that her high school sweetheart was the one she had married at 20. Then, years later, she got engaged to John CenaThe two of them would eventually separate and end the marriage in 2018.